The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Hang On Ramsey! is an eclectic jazz album that has that fresh live sound backed by live instrumentation. This album was recorded live at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California in 1963 in front of an audience. Now most of these songs are covers of songs by other artists/musician and are not original. The only songs that are originals are Movin’ Easy and Billy Boy. Many of these songs are instrumentals. The album was released in 1965 on the Cadet label.
Hang On Ramsey! is regarded as one of the greatest live albums of the 1960’s. 1960s jazz can’t get any better than this! This album is highly recommended for any jazz fans out there. You will not regret purchasing or streaming this album.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio covers The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night in a big band jazz style with the loud drum kit, grand piano, and smooth cymbals. This cover song uses thick layers of instrumentation. Ramsey Lewis does a spectacular job playing the piano on this song. Nobody can play the piano like Ramsey Lewis can.
Billy Boy is one of the two original composition pieces of music performed by Ramsey Lewis himself along with the trio. The trio contributes by performing on the instruments. Billy Boy is a work of traditional jazz music. The instrumentation backing consists of solo upright bass, a grand piano, and a drum kit. This song is an instrumental.
Movin’ Easy is one of the two original composition pieces of music written and performed by Ramsey Lewis himself along with the trio. The trio contributes by performing on the instruments. Ramsey Lewis does a spectacular job playing the piano on this song. Nobody can play the piano the way Ramsey Lewis can. His piano playing skills are wonderful as always. Movin’ Easy is backed by an upbeat jazz sound with a big band jazz styled drum kit, loud cymbals, and grand piano. The song ends with the audience clapping their hands. That’s how good this song really is.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!